FIRST I’d like to say that it is never OK for a doctor to take a new or existing patient off meds cold turkey that could lead to severe health complications!!!
That said I was an established patient at Advanced Spine and Pain with Dr. Buck since Dec 2016 who had no issue taking me off a non narcotic nerve pain medication upon my initial visit, and with every visit was left feeling intimidated and should be thankful for any help at all…
In September 2017, with no notice from the clinic or the doctor that Dr. Buck was no longer practicing in this clinic and patients were being shifted to other Doctor’s in the office… I got Dr. Ghaleb, being an established patient in the clinic with a clean record of following clinic rules, Dr. Ghaleb upon my first visit with decided to take me off my non narcotic nerve pain medication cold turkey (but didn’t tell me to my face he was going to do so) and reduced my other meds as well… Again this could have lead to severe health complications!
Neither Doctor cared to follow protocols for properly tapering a patient off any type pf medication that calls for tapering.
I’d also add the staff wasn’t any better than the doctors and their attitude towards legitimate chronic pain patients who do everything they ask of their patients!